History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity (Paperback)

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By Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask (Translated by)
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In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity—all are encompassed in this volume.

About the Author


Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor at the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was one of the most influential scholars of religion of the 20th century and one of the world’s foremost interpreters of religious symbolism and myth. Eliade was the author of many works of scholarship and fiction, including A History of Religious Ideas and ten novels.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780226204031
ISBN-10: 0226204030
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 1985
Pages: 580
Language: English
Series: History of Religious Ideas